Adult Swim Presents: Genndy Tartakovsky Primitive
It would take a lot to eclipse everything else that Genndy Tartakovsky has given to episodic animation – Dexter’s Laboratory, samurai jackthe original Star Wars: Clone Wars — but its hyper-violent, hyper-stylized and deeply touching story of a caveman and his best dinosaur friend is perhaps the show it’s becoming synonymous with. Grab your finest furs and join Spear and Fang for a special preview of Season 2.
Friday, July 1, 1:30 p.m. Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth, D&E Lounges.
Apollo 10½: A space-age panel
Rick Linklater’s semi-autobiographical story of growing up in the shadows of NASA may have been inspired by his childhood in Houston, but it was made in ATX. Star Lee Eddy and producers Craig Staggs and Steph Swope of Austin’s Minnow Mountain Animation Studio look back on creating a modern animation classic.
Friday, July 1, 4:30 p.m. Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth, D&E Lounges.
IllFonic, the developer behind Friday the 13th: The Game and Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, gives you the arcade experience for its new player versus environment shooter set in an arcade. Try an exclusive demo on the Exhibit Hall floor or enter the tournament for tickets to the Arcadegeddon concert featuring UZ with AFK. Plus, don’t miss the special panel with the developers.
Arcadegeddon: From idea to playable game: Saturday, July 2, 12:30 p.m. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, Room 18
IllFonic and RTX present: the Arcadegeddon Concert: Sat. July 2, 7 p.m. Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth. scootinnautin.com.
The Official RTX Cosplay Contest
What’s a fandom without dressing up as your favorite characters? There are only 50 spots open and registration starts at 10am at the Hilton, Meeting Room 406, or you can just come see the best Ruby Roses and Griffs that Rooster Teeth fans have created. Presented by HBO Max. Saturday July 2, 1:30 p.m. Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth, D&E Lounges.
Live scam school!
Say “wizard” or “rogue” and most players will assume Dungeons & Dragonsbut Brian Brushwood is the real fraudulent deal, and his school of scamming shows that the difference between close-up magic and a rip-off is just a matter of perspective.
Sunday, July 3, 2:30 p.m. Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth, Lounges A and B
RTX 2022, at various locations in downtown Austin, runs July 1-3. Pass and info on rtxevent.com.